Knowledge and Conservation of Peatlands and Their Biodiversity

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 186

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Soil Science Department, Faculty of Biology, Campus Vida s/n, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Galiza, Spain
Interests: peatlands; wetland soils; soil genesis; palaeoenvironment; climate change; biomarkers; geomarkers; habitat conservation
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CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, BIOPOLIS Program in Genomics, Biodiversity and Land Planning, UNESCO Chair–Land within Sea: Biodiversity & Sustainability in Atlantic Islands, Universidade dos Açores, R. Mãe de Deus, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Interests: peatlands; palaeoenvironment; paleolimnology; botany; habitat conservation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Peatlands are essential for climate regulation, being capable of storing more carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem; hosting rare, endemic, relict and threatened species; serving as custodians of water regulation and quality; and representing a keystone of the planet's environmental evolution. Yet they are intensely stressed by human activity around the world. To avoid losing their ecosystem services and aggravating the environmental emergency, conservation and restoration tools must be developed, deepening knowledge about their ecosystem functioning and showcasing conservation experiences. This Special Issue will show and discuss advances in the knowledge of peatlands and their conservation, at different temporal (palaeoenvironmental and current) and structural (habitat and species) levels, facilitating the identification of existing needs and knowledge gaps in the context of the environmental crisis.

Prof. Dr. Xabier Pontevedra Pombal
Dr. Martín Souto
Guest Editors

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  • peatland habitats
  • biodiversity
  • knowledge frontiers
  • conservation
  • environmental emergency

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